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COVID School Closure Update #3 - March 30

Previous COVID Closure Newsletters

Neidig's Welcome Back Video!

We Miss You, Neidig!!

Principal's Message

Tuesday is our official start to online learning at home. As we venture into this new learning environment, the Neidig teaching team is asking for your support and patience. Since the school closure, our team has engaged in a tremendous amount of new learning, and I am proud of their work. The teachers are familiar with online tools, and they have used these tools before. The acknowledgement here is that the teaching and learning environment changed overnight. We moved from a face to face environment to a complete virtual environment. This sudden change presents challenges for teachers, students, and families. We are all learning through this process, and each day will be better for everyone involved. We have an amazing team here at Neidig, and I am privileged to work with such an inspiring group!


We hope you read Dr. Harner's most recent communication, which includes QCSD's Continuity of Education plan. Please review this important information.


Structure of Lessons

Teachers will present online learning options for students Monday through Thursday. Fridays are days to catch up on unfinished learning options for students, and represent professional development days for the teachers. Please note that we will continue to follow the school district calendar, so please view that calendar for identified days off for students. In the coming days, you and your child will learn more about how teachers post each day's lessons. Most teachers are using SeeSaw to present the menu of lessons for the day. Other teachers are using Google Classroom. SeeSaw and Google Classroom are called platforms. Platforms are the overarching programs teachers use to communicate with students and families. Think of the platform as the portal that leads to the links, materials, and resources students will use to work through the lessons.


Notifications

Teachers, platforms, and programs communicate differently. Please be on the lookout for information from your child's teachers about how they will be communicating with you. Email is a primary form of communication. If you need to find a teacher's email address, please use THIS FACULTY PAGE for a listing of email addresses.

A Parent's Support for Distance Learning in QCSD

The Quakertown Office for Teaching and Learning (OTL) created THIS AMAZING RESOURCE for families. We know you have a ton of questions, and the information found on this site will answer many of your questions. Please take some time to read through this site.

Neidig's Read Aloud Site

NEIDIG'S READ ALOUD PAGE


WE ARE UP TO 16 READERS! CLICK TO SEE WHO IS READING!

QCSD Website

Please keep the main QCSD website handy. Our district is posting many resources for families to keep you up to date on the COVID 19 Pandemic. Please take some time to click that link and review the resources.

FREE FOOD! PLEASE READ!

UPDATE!!!

From the QCSD website:

For a safer experience that will also save families time, starting Monday food pickup will be three days a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will also be a slight change to the location. Effective Thursday, March 26, food pickup will be moved from the front of Quakertown Community High School to the bus loading area (off of 7th St.).

On Mondays and Wednesdays, students will be provided with meals for two days. On Friday, they’ll receive food for one day. These meals are provided for free. We ask that parents bring something to carry the lunches, a bag or a box, for example.

Besides students on free and reduced lunch, QCSD families going through financial hardship may also bring their students for food pickup. If you’re physically unable to get to the high school, please contact your school’s principal.

CLICK HERE for more information.

Chromebook / iPad Work Orders

If you are having difficulty with your school issued device, please click the link below.


Technology Support Request Form: https://forms.gle/sRs2Fjp8yCYGtdVu8


Joe Kuzo

Director of Technology

jkuzo@qcsd.org

Leader in Me Family Resources

The Leader in Me is not a program. It is a philosophy for school and life. There is so much we can all benefit from right now. We want to support you with Neidig routines that your children can teach you! Check out these amazing LIM FAMILY RESOURCES. You will find activities, lessons, and videos. This is a great site!

QCSD At Home Learning Opportunities - Learning For All

The QCSD Office for Teaching and Learning (OTL) organized the online resources used at each grade level. This is a wonderful resource during the school shut down. Please click the link below to access this link.


Learning for All